Again, Leibniz’s approach to time can be related to the Neoplatonic tradition. After Iamblicus, and most explicitly in Proclus, “imparticipable”, or
“monadic”, time came to be distinguished from “participated”, that is,
empirical or physical time. Imparticipable time was “resting” time, as it was
itself conceived as exempt from change, whereas participated or physical
time was conceived as “suspended” within it.